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11 Reds File Appeals
Demanding All Rights
Of U. S. They Assailed
By th® Associated Press
NEW YORK, Oct. 22.—Amer
lea’s 11 convicted Communist lead
ers last night filed appeals on a
slim chance of obtaining their
Ten were sentenced to prison
yesterday by Federal Judge Har
old R. Medina for terms of five
years. The eleventh man got
three years. All were fined $10,
000 each.
They spent more than $500,000
vainly fighting conviction during
their nine months’ trial for con
spiracy to advocate overthrow of
the United States Government.
Then they launched an appeal,
asking from the same Government
they so loudly criticized all the
legal rights of review that the
United States offers any con
demned man.
May Go to Supreme Court.
Their formal motions for appeal
appear headed for the Supreme
Court. But it may be months—
conceivably years—before the high
court gets the case. Normally the
Circuit Court of Appeals reviews
the case first.
Their last-ditch fight for free
dofn began less than an hour
after Judge Medina looked down
on them from his high bench and
gave them the maximum punish
ment for their crime.
Judge Medina spared only one.
He was Robert G. Thompson, who
got off with three years instead
of five. The 34-year-old New
York State Communist chairman
woh the Distinguished Service
Cross for gallantry as an Army
sergeant in the Pacific War.
Judge Medina eased his penalty
because of this war record.
Judge Medina refused all pleas
for bail when they asked their
freedom while their cases are ap
pealed. He has kept the 11 be
hind bars since they were con
victed October 14. He sent them
back to Federal detention cells
after they were sentenced in the
tense hush of his packed court
1,000 Chant for-Bail.
His action set a great crowd of
more than 1,000 demonstrators
outside the Federal courthouse to
chanting, “We want bail—we want
The crowd, mainly pro-Commu
nist, began gathering hours be
fore the courtroom climax of
the historic case. Shoulder-to
shoulder, they spread across Foley
Square outside New York's lofty
downtown Federal courthouse.
They chanted and sang. Then
they fell silent. A great frenzy of
roaring seized them from time to
time during the day as principals
in the case appeared in the square.
Not all the crowd were pro
Communists. One stout woman
spat at the defense attorneys as
they entered the courthouse.
Some in the crowd booed and
shouted at the defendants: “Go
back to Russia.”
100 Police Keep Order.
More than 100 police kept order
In. the square and sealed off all
but the closely guarded main
entrance to the courthouse. There
were no disorders.
In Washington, Americans for
Democratic Action protested
Judge Medina’s jailing of the
Communists before their appeals
were heard.
William Z. Foster, Communist
national chairman, called the sen
tences “savage,” but said “our
party is not outlawed.”
He was indicted with the other
II in July, 1948. But he was not
tried with them because of his
III health.
In separate motions yesterday,
the five defense attorneys also
appealed contempt sentences that
are due to begin November 15.
Judge Medina gave them terms
varying from 30 days to six
months for their conduct during
the 39-week trial.
The treatment of the attorneys
and the conviction of the 11 Red
leaders led to an outburst yester
day before the United Nations by
Russia’s Andrei Y. Vishinsky.
He waved his arms before the
59-nation Assembly as he shouted
that the conviction was a vidla
tion of human rights. He said
Judge Medina succeeded not only
in convicting the defendants, but
in passing sentence on their law
yers as well.
Moscow Press Calls
Sentences 'Monstrous'
MOSCOW, Oct. 22 (IP).—The
Moscow press today called the sen
tences given the 11 United States
Communist leaders “monstrous.”
The trade union newspaper
Trud said the trial was nine
months of “judicial mockery of
truth and conscience, of the ele
mentary human rights of citizens.”
Headlines in other papers
termed the sentences "Judicial
One cartoon published here this
morning showed the Statute of
Liberty in the background, with
Judge Harold R. Medina posing
like the statue, a chain of dollars
around his neck and holding aloft
Trial Date Set in Slaying
Of Virginia Millionaire
By the Auociat«d Pr«*»
NEW ORLEANS. Oct. 22.—
Louis Eugene Hoover, 25, has been
ordered to stand trial November
29 on a charge of murdering
James Mahoney, Virginia mil
The trial date for the Louis
ville man was set yesterday by
Criminal Court Judge Fred W.
Oser. The judge denied a plea
by Defense Attorney Sam Zelden
for a preliminary hearing.
Hoover, who was examined and
found sane by a court-named
lunacy commission here last July,
pleaded not guilty when arraigned
July 30.
He is accused of slaying Ma
honey, 55, of Bristol, Va.-Tenn.,
whose battered body was found
in his French Quarter hotel room
here during Mardi Gras week
last February.
Hoover is held in the Orleans
Parish Prison without bond.
Top-ranking American Communist leaders shown as they left
the Federal Court in a prison van yesterday after being sen
tenced and fined for conspiracy to advocate overthrow by force
of the United States Government. Clockwise (from left) are
Henry Winston (hidden), Jacob Stachel, Carl Winter, Robert
Thompson, Irving Potash, Benjamin J. Davis, jr.; Eugene Dennis,
Gilbejt Green, John Williamson and Gus Hall. —AP Wirephoto.
Liberal Immigration
Policy Urged by Pope
To Congress Group
By th« Aisoclated Prcst
Oct. 22.—Pope Pius XII asked a
group of American Congressmen
today to consider whether the im
migration policy of the United
States is as liberal as it could be.
The Pontiff, who received the
Congressmen at his summer resi
dence here, said:
“We dare say the further ques
tion has risen more than once in
your minds, if not to your lips:
Is the present immigration policy
as liberal as the natural resources
permit in a country so lavishly
blessed by the Creator and as the
challenging needs of other coun
tries would seem to demand? Your
travels no doubt will afford much
data for the answer to that ques
Contributions Recognized.
The Pope told the group—
members of a House committee
touring Europe to study American
representation in United Nations
agencies—that “American gener
osity has made bounteous contri
butions to various international
organs of relief.”
“You do well,” he added, “to ex
amine with what success this re
lief has been and is being brought
to those who are really most in
“The tasking of attempting to
bring peace and decent prosperity
to the stricken peoples of the
world is a gigantic one,” the Pope
But, he told the Congressmen,
quoting Matthew (x.42 and xv.40),
"Let all who are working so un
selfishly toward that goal remem
ber the Divine Master has said,
‘If a man gives so much as a drink
of cold water to one of the least of
these • * * He shall not miss his
reward,’ and ‘when you did it to
one of the least of my brethren
you did it to me.’”
Voices Deep Concern.
The Pontiff said his concerp “is
deep and constant for the pitiful
plight of vast populations that the
ruthless tide of war’s' heartless
aftermath has uprooted and left
scattered on the continents of Eu
rope and Asia."
Here, said the Pope, the future
holds out to them “a drab, uncer
tain, disheartening existence.”
The pontiff told his listeners he
was confident that with God’s
help and inspiration the efforts
of “so many men whose hearts
are filled with human sympathy
and human love will bear increas
ing fruit.”
Members of the group received
by the Pope were Representatives
Blatnlk, Democrat, of Minnesota;
Bonner, Democrat, of North Caro
lina; Donohue, Democrat, of Mas
sachusetts; Tauriello, Democrat,
of New York; Harvey, Republican,
of Indiana; Garmatz, Democrat,
of Maryland; Hays, Democrat, of
Ohio, and Mack, Democrat, of
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Negro to sit on the appellate
Long Feud Over Switzer.
The Switzer nomination has
been a matter of contention be
tween Mr. Trum&iv and Senator
Gillette for several months. Sen
ator Gillette called the nomina
tion a “personal affront’’ to him
because he had not been con
sulted. His opposition resulted in
the Senate Judiciary Committee
not acting on the nomination.
In making the recess appoint
ments, the President passed up
Representative Eberharter, Demo
crat, of Pennsylvania. He pre
viously had provoked a storm of
protest by nominating Mr. Eber
harter to succeed Judge Robert M.
Gibson of the Western District of
Pennsylvania. Mr. Eberharter
could not accept a recess appoint
ment without resigning from the
House, and friends guessed that
was why he was not on the list.
Windsors to Visit U. S.
PARIS, Oct. 22 W.—The Duke
and Duchess of Windsor will go
to America some time in Decem
ber, their secretary announced
today. The exact date of de
parture has not been determined,
nor the duration of their stay.
Bridges Has Trouble
Quitting as Trustee
Of Coal Welfare Fund
Senator Bridges, Republican, of
New Hampshire said today that
he is having difficulty dropping
the job of trustee for the United
Mine Workers’ Welfare and Re
tirement Fund.
In fact, the Senator, who an
nounced in August that he in
tended to quit the three-man
board, said it may take a court
order or a new coal contract to
get him out of office.
“You just can’t walk out on this
job,” he said. “You’ve got to have
an independent audit made of the
welfare fund, plus a release of per
sonal responsibility, or the coal
operators and the miners have to
agree on a new set of trustees.”
An end of the soft coal strike
and agreement on a new contract
probably would give Senator
Bridges the chance to resign as
“neutral” trustee of the fund. He
was drawing $35,000 a year for the
job, but decided to forego further
pay checks some time ago.
Meanwhile, the operators were
said to have decided on Charles
I. Dawson, Louisville attorney, as
their new trustee to replace Ezra
Van Horn of Cleveland on the
fund board. Mr. Dawson is a for
mer judge. Mr. Van Horn re
signed last month, but is continu
ing to serve until a replacement is
formally named John L. Lewis is
the third trustee.
The UMW fund now has about
$12,000,000 in the bank, an amount
which is considered insufficient to
permit full operation since be
cause of the strike no 20-cents
per-ton payments are coming in.
(Continued From First Page.)
and broke a glass door. Corcoran,
McEwen and Tatum started down
the stairs to the ground floor.
Tear Gas Subdues Two.
Mr. Stowe, who had heard the
breaking glass, came out of the
record room to investigate,
“I started up the stairs and
three of them jumped me,” he
said. ‘‘One had a gun and hit me
on the head. I shot one. Then I
saw one of them on the steps. I
shot him.”
Mr. Stowe, who is 40 ye&rs old,
has had a crippled left arm and
shoulder and a twisted neck most
of his life. He received the in
juries as a youth when dragged
by a horse in an accident on the
farm where he was brought up.
Deputy Sheriff O. Z. Alford was
shot in the mouth as he pushed
through the door with broken
glass. He returned the fire with
a shotgun.
Caught in a barrage of tear
gas, Dlnsel McDonald and John
Bridges were captured.
‘‘Don’t shoot,” they screamed as
officers closed in. ‘‘We’re coming
Deputies stripped them naked in
a search for weapons as soon as
they had surrendered.
McDonald was awaiting trial on
a forgery charge, Bridges for rob
Held u Wife Slayer.
Police Capt. Glenn Curren and
Detective Ed Langevin were fired
on from a ground floor justice of
the peace courtroom about 3 am.
They found an open window in
the courtroom through which
Tatum was believed to have fled.
Corcoran was being held for
trial on a charge of murdering his
wife. Her body was found on the
desert near Wickenburg, Aria., 54
miles west of here, in July,' 1948.
She had been shot. Corcoran,
printer, was apprehended in
Omaha, Nebr., a few months ago.
McEwen was charged with the
strangulation of Charles T. Shoop,
a Phoenix citrus grove owner and
formerly of Long Island, N. Y.
Shoop’s body was found in an ir
rigation ditch near here last May.
McEwen was captured in Port
land, Oreg.
Tatum is one of the West’s no
torious Tatum brothers. James is
serving a sentence in a California
prison and Joseph iB in the Ari
aona State Prison.
Jack escaped from the Minden,
Nev., jail and was arrested at
Florence Junction, Aril,, Septem
ber 20.
Too Many Mothers:
Baby Penguin Killed
At Zoo in London
By th# Associated Press
LONDON, Oct. 22.—London
Zoo's baby penguin died today
from too much mother love.
The chick was hatched
Thursday. Curator Cecil Webb
said of his demise:
“Penguins have strong ma
ternal instincts and they all
wanted to mother him. He
must have been trodden on.”
Barkley Defends
'Welfare' Policies
By tho Associated Press
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 22.—
Vice President Brakley tore up a
prepared speech on higher edu
cation at the University of Florida
homecoming last night and sub
stituted a strong defense of “wel
fare state” policies.
Mr. Barkley said the Nation had
been forced by economic expan
sion and technical developments
to undertake Federal regulation
of such things as commerce, avia
tion knd communications.
He said it had become “settled
policy” also that such things as
rural electrification, health, social
security, flood control and con
servation were national problems.
“If there had been no co-opera
tion between the Federal Govern
ment and the States, individualism
could not have accomplished” the
things that have been done in
such fields, he declared.
Mr. Barkley asked which Fed
eral services welfare State critics
would abandon.
“I am personally one of those
who believe governments are set
up for the purpose of advancing
the welfare of the people,” he de
Earlier the university awarded
him an honorary degree, doctor of
humane letters, at a special con
Editorial Writers Urged
To Tackle Local Subjects
By tht AisocioUd Pr«*»
NEW YORK, Oct. 22.—Amer
ican editorial writers, meeting to
day in a conference at Columbia
University, were urged to recap
ture public Interest by tackling
local subjects.
The advice came from Morris
Ernst, attorney and author, who
addressed the group here yester
Mr. Ernst said lack of vitality
on the editorial page has come
from the rise of the syndicated
columnist and public cynicism
toward newspapers’ views.
He added that it was often
easier to write about “Marshal
Tito’s troubles with Stalin than
about the head of the local school
board,” and pleaded for “more
courage on local issues.”
Stocks Quiet in Rut
As Traders Await
Action on Strikes
By the Associated Press
NEW YORK. Oct. 22.—The
stock market jogged along a nar
row price path today.
Caution was the dominating
factor. With the steel and coal
strikes crippling the economy a
little more each day and with the
possibility that the President might
take action over the week end,
traders were in no mood to get out
on a limb.
The result was a collection of
insignificant price changes. Gains
and losses were well scrambled,
most of them in minor fractions.
A wide variety of stocks were
either ignored or remained at Fri
day’s closing levels.
Business turned out to be skimpy
after an overnight batch of orders
was disposed of at the opening.
Turnover slowed to a rate of only
350,000 shares for the two-hour
A major exception to the pre
vailing narrowness was Douglas
Aircraft, which rose a point to 72
at one time, the year’s top price.
The issue has been a heavy fa
vorite this week, largely because
of a special dividend and an ex
cellent earnings report.
Also up were Bethlehem Steel,
Sears Roebuck, J. I. Case, Na
tional Distillers, Commonwealth
Edison, Du Pont, International
Paper, American Tobacco, Penn
sylvania Railroad, Union Pacific,
Texas Co. and American Airlines.
Lower were Republic Steel,
Youngstown Sheet, Chrysler,
Lockheed, Union Carbide, West
inghouse Electric, General Elec
tric, Santa Fe, Nickel Plate,
Standard Oil (New Jersey) and
United States Gypsum.
Higher in the Curb were Ameri
can Natural Gas, Babcock &
Wilcox, Central States Electric
preferred. Fox Brewing, Kaiser
Frazer and United Light & Rail
ways. Cities Service backed down.
A handful of railway issues at
tracted support in the bond
81-Bushel Corn Yield
Reported in Virginia
Spatial Dispatch to Th« Star
WHITE POST, Va., Oct. 22.—
High yields in the Clarke County
hybrid corn field tests were re
ported by S. A. and W. E. Riley,
who had an average of 81.8
bushels of shelled corn to the acre
with De Kalb 840 planted 13,250
stalks per acre; and 84.48 bushels
per acre on one plot and 98
bushels per acre on a second plot
using U. S. No. 13 planted 13,623
and 13,176 stalks per acre, respec
Mr. Olcott said other Clarke
County participants in the tests
were W. R. Thompson, 81.9
bushels per acre; Gilbert Royston,
78.9 bushels per acre, and A. C.
Buckley, 84.6 bushels per acre.
PRISONERS RECAPTURED—Phoenix, Arlz.—These two of five
prisoners who escaped from the county Jail gave up in the court
house after being blasted by tear gas. They are John Bridges
(left) and Dinzel McDonald. —AP Wirephoto.
Hawaii Longshoremen
Due to Return to Jobs
By Monday at Latest
•y th» Associated Pros*
HONOLULU. Oct. 22.—The way
for peace was opened today on
Hawaii’s strikebound waterfront
for the first time since May 1.
CIO longshoremen were expected
to return to work tomorrow—
Monday at the latest.
The log-jam on fringe wage is
sues that blocked reopening of
the docks was broken yesterday.
Employers and the International
Longshoremen’s and Warehouse
men’s Union settled on pay boosts
for non-stevedoring workers in
three of the territory’s five outer
island ports.
The break came 15 days after
the ILWU and the seven steve
doring firms settled the main is
sue—a wage boost for longshore
men. They agreed October 6 on
14 cents now and 7 cents more on
March 1. The union struck May
1 for a 32-cent hike in the $1.40
basic wage.
The ILWU refused, however, to
send Hawaii’s 2,000 longshoremen
back to work until the fringe is
sues were settled for ports outside
of Honolulu.
The agreement reached yester
day covered the ports of Ahukini
and Port Allen on Kauai Island
and Kahului on Maui Island.
Union and employer spokesmen
said "Day Hana” workers will get
a boost of 8 cents an hour with
4*/2 cents retroactive for a period
between March 1 and June 29.
Warehousemen will get 14 cents
now and 7 cents more March 1.
"Day Hana” workers are long
shoremen who do other Jobs when
no ships are in port.
An agreement for a fourth port,
Hilo, was reached a week ago.
Remaining to be settled is the
pay at Mahukona, port for the
Hohala Sugar Co., on Hawaii
Island. Only 23 workers are in
volved there.
East Coast Longshoremen
Approve 2-Year Contract
By tho Associated Press
NEW YORK, Oct. 22.—Pears of
an East Coast longshoremen’s
strike evaporated today after the
union approved a hew two-year
contract wtih East Coast shipping
Joseph P. Ryan, president of
the AFL International Longshore
men’s Association, announced last
night that a majority of the ILA’s
65,000 members voted to accept
the agreement.
The present contract expires
October 30.
The new agreement sets up a
pension plan, with the companies
to contribute 5 cents an hour for
each worker without employe
In return the union agreed to
a company request for smaller
rigging gangs.
Mr. Ryan said the vote was
“overwhelmingly in favor" of the
agreement, but no figures were
Federal mediators aided In
reaching the agreement. It still
must be acted upon by the New
York Shipping Association, tl*e
employer group, but Mediator
Thomas R. Steutel said he felt
certain ratification would be
Joseph Alley Collapses
And Dies on Street
Joseph Alley, 67, an employe of
the Blue Mirror Supper Club. 824
Fourteenth street N.W., suffered
an apparent heart attack and
died on the street near the club
today, police reported.
Mr. Alley, who lived at the As
toria Hotel, 809 Fourteenth street
N.W., had complained of feeling
ill, police said, and was escorted
across the street to the hotel when
he collapsed.
Mr. Alley is survived by a ne
phew, Ameen David, owner of the
Blue Mirror. v
Weather Report
District of Columbia—Consider
able cloudiness and rather windy
today. Highest temperature near
80 degrees. A shower likely late
this afternoon. Clearing and
cooler tonight with lowest near 4S
degrees. Tomorrow mostly sunny
and cooler.
Maryland and Virginia—Show
ers and windy this afternoon fol
lowed by clearing and cooler in
the interior. Lowest temperature
from 40 to 45 degrees in the west
and from 45 to 50 degrees in the
east. Tomorrow fair in the north
and partly cloudy in the south.
Wind velocity, 15 miles per
hour; direction, south-southwest.
■Im Report.
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one-half hour after aunaet.
7,500 Go on Strike,
Fearing Firm Won't
Pay Christmas Bonus
By th« Associated Press
HAZLETON. Pa.. Oct. 22.
—Yesterday the 1,500 work
ers at the Duplan Corp. were
given a citation for their im
portance in Hazleton’s eco
nomic life.
Today they were on strike.
The members of the CIO
Textile Workers’ Union said
they learned the company
wasn’t going to pay a Christ
mas bonus this year and that
they were protesting.
Company spokesmen said
a 2 per cent Christmas bonus
was paid last year because
"earnings were good.’’ The
company hasn’t been doing
as well financially this year,
they said, but added no
decision about a Christmas
bonus has been made as yet.
Socialists Threaten
To Block Formation
Of French Cabinet
■y th« Associated Press
PARIS. Oct. 22.—Socialist bar
gaining over distribution of cabi
net posts threatened today to
block formation of a new French
government by Premier Rene
Mr. Mayer has heard the So
cialists’ demands and is expected
to have a showdown conference
with them later in the day. France
has been without a cabinet since
Henri Queuille’s regime resigned
October 6 following a dispute over
wage and price policies.
If Mr. Mayer, a member of the
Radical Socialists (Moderate)
Party, is pnable to organize a
government, there will be consid
erably more talk about holding a
general election to obtain a pos
sible new political lineup in the
National Assembly. Normally the
election would not be held before
1951. Gen. Charles de Gaulle’s
right-wing Rally of the French
People desires an election now.
Mr. Mayer needs to get the
Radical Socialists, Socialists and
Popular Republicans working to
gether in a coalition if any cabinet
he forms is to have a chance to
hold office for a reasonable time.
It was reported that the Social
ists, as a condition for their sup
port, have demanded that Mr.
Mayer retain Paul Ramadier as
Minister of Defense. The Premier
already had promised that post
to Rene Pleven of the Rightist
Democratic and Socialist Union
of Resistance.
The Socialists also were said to
want assurances that the Minis
tries of Justice and Information
would not go to members of Mr.
Mayer’s own Radical Socialist
Alexandrian Killed
As Truck Hits Car
James Henry Richardson. 22,
colored, 811 Madison street, Alex
andria, was killed early today
when a tractor-trailer struck his
car on Route 1, near Dumfries,
Va. Mr. Richardson’s car and
two parked vehicles were de
molished in the accident, which
involved a total of four cars and
the tractor-trailer, State police
Police said Mr. Richardson was
turning left to stop at a restau
rant on the opposite side of the
highway when he was struck by
the truck. Both the truck and
Mr. Richardson’s car crashed into
three cars parked in front of the
restaurant. The accident occurred
shortly after midnight about a
quarter of a mile north of Dum
fries in Prince William County.
Police listed the truck driver as
James Marion Childress, 30, of
Suffolk, Va. He was uninjured.
Two passengers in the Rich
ardson car, who were released
after treatment for minor injuries
at the Quantico Marine Hospital,
were Ponder Kemp, 21, colored, of
716 North West street, and Earl
Lee Proctor, 22, colored, of 921
North Patrick street, both of Alex
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nounced Slnkiang had come over
to the Communists while Red
troops were headed that way in
Kansu Province.
Chinese press reports said gen
darmes at Kongchowan, former
French-leased territory in South
China, had mutinied. They were
said to have held more than 20
high county officials before Na
tionalist troops rescued them and
forced the mutineers to flee to
the hills.
A dispatch from Formosa said
Chlang Kai-shek had released
about 400,000 ounces of gold to
Chungking to finance continued
resistance to the Reds. The ac
tion was said to have resulted
from a conference with Premier
Yen Hsi-shan.
One of many subjects of dis
agreement between Chlang and
U Tsung-Jen, acting president of
the Nationalist government, has
been funds which Chlang controls.
Consultations Continuing
On Recognition of Reds
LONDON, Oct. 22 (jP).—A For
eign Office spokesman said today
that international consultations
are continuing on the question of
recognition of the Chinese Com
munist government.
There have been general indi
cations In London that Britain
plans to recognise the new Peiping
regime. The only question is how
soon. »
The Washington Educational
Touring Club will celebrate its
14th anniversary at a reception
at 8:30 "p.m. November 8 in the
Dunbar Hotel, Fifteenth and U
streets N.W. It was erroneously
reported in yesterday’s Star that
the reception would be held today.
8 of Newspaper Staff
Subpoenaed in Probe
Of Gaming Bribe Case
By th« Associated Pros*
HEMPSTEAD, N. Y., Oct. 22.—
The publisher, managing editor
and six reporters of Newsday have
been subpoenaed in an inquiry
into the newspaper’s report that
one of its newsmen was offered a
bribe not tQ expose gambling in
Suffolk County.
Lindsay R. Henry, Suffolk dis
trict attorney, directed the eight
to appear before a grand Jury at
Riverhead October 31.
The story of the purported bribe
was told in Newsday’s Thursday
At the same time, the paper
printed pictures taken with a con
cealed camera and a story on ac
tivities at a horse race betting
room at Smithtown.
Alicia Patterson Publisher.
The pictures showed track lay
outs, lists of betting odds and
instructions and losing tickets of
several races.
In the same issue, Newsday said
a public official of Suffolk County
had approached one of its re
porters last Sunday and had of
fered to make “financial arrange
ments’’ to insure no publicity on
gambling in the county.
The paper said plans for the
picture story on the Smithtown
horse room had been made before
the purported bribe was offered.
Suffolk, at the eastern end of
Long Island, is the summer home
of many wealthy New Yorkers.
Miss Alicia Patterson, daughter
of the late Joseph M. Patterson,
who was publisher of the New
York Daily News, is editor and
publisher of Newsday.
Subpoenaed with her were Alan
Hathway, managing editor, and
these reporters: Charles Gruen
berg and Robert Taber of the
paper’s Bay Shore office, Robert
Pfeifle of the Riverhead office,
Kirk Price and Don Rahman of
the Huntington office, and Beryl
Howell of the Garden City office.
Kaiaers nna fiace Deserted.
The Smithtown betting room
was located in a barn off Jericho
Turnpike, the main highway.
Smithtown Chief of Police Cyril
J. Donnelly and State police
raided the building shortly after
Newsday’s first edition appeared
Thursday. They found it deserted
and all of the equipment gone.
Some charred betting tickets were
among warm ashes in the fire
place, police said.
Newsday said all of the betting
establishments in Suffolk were
tightly closed by yesterday.
Mr. Henry said the paper’s
evidence of operations in Smith
town should have been presented
to him before publication. Suf
folk officials have been watching
the room, he said, but have found
it closed when they planned raids
“I have been criticized unfair
ly,” the district attorney said,
“after three years of doing every
thing in my power to stop
gambling in Suffolk.”
Ointment Held Cure
For Athlete's Foot
Dr. Lawrence M. Ames, re
search mycologist at Catholic
University, said today that he had
developed an ointment that will
make athlete's foot a disease of
the past.
Dr. Ames, who teaches science
courses at the Fort Belvoir branch
of Catholic University, said the
ointment is for the treatment of
athlete’s foot, ringworm and other
fungus-caused infections. He has
registered the preparation and it
is known as AFO, Ames Fungicidal
“Penetration of the active in
gredients is the key to the suc
cess of this fungicidal ointment,’*
Dr. Ames explained.
He said that the failure of or
dinary salves and liquids intended
to cure fungus infections is duo
to the fact that they are unable
to penetrate to deeper areas of in
fection. These organisms are
found imbedded in the human tis
sues as much as one-quarter of an
inch or more and surface treat
ments rarely are sufficient, he
Dr. Ames said that clinical
tests which have been conducted
on 1,500 persons here indicates
“remarkable effectiveness” of AFO.
He said that with no recorded
failures to date, the 1,500 persons
have found permanent relief from
obstinate fungal infections.
Dean Miller to Address
Charlottesville Chamber
(social Dispatch >o The Star
22 — Dean Frederick Byers Miller
of the School of Business Admini
stration of the University of Rich
mond will speak at the annual
meeting of the Chamber of Com
merce Monday.
Dr. Tipton R. Snavely of the
School of Economics and Com
merce of the University of Vir
ginia will Introduce him. Dean
Miller will elaborate on the ne
cessity of business adopting a posi
tive selling program.
Opera Guild Choral Tonight
The Saturday night choral,
sponsored by the Washington
Opera Guild, will meet at 7:30
o’clock tonight at the United Na
tions Club. ' (
How to Turn
Surplus Property
Into Cash
On a recent weekday The
Star classified ad section car
ried more than 46 per cent of
all “Miscellaneous for Sale”
ads published in all four
Washington newspapers.
Prospects know they’ll find
more sales offerings in The
Star. So, when you want to
turn surplus property around
your home or apartment into
cash Just place a “Miscella
neous for Sale” ad in Wash
ington’s leading classified
medium—THE STAR. Phone
Sterling 5000.

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